Day trip

Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Grand Canyon: The Ultimate Grand Canyon National Park Tour

Activity provider: Canyon Dave Tours, Inc.
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From US$ 215 per person

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Get the ultimate guided tour of the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. Learn from your guide about the geology, ecology, and history of America's most famous natural landmark.

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Duration 6 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick up from any hotel in Flagstaff. Pickup time in Flagstaff is at 7:45 AM.
Small group
Limited to 9 participants


  • Explore Grand Canyon National Park with a guide
  • Enjoy amazing views of the Grand Canyon from selected lookout points
  • Learn about the Grand Canyon’s geologic history and significance
  • Walk part of the Rim Trail and see the Southern Rim
  • Eat a delicious lunch at a local restaurant and browse the gift shops
Full description

Take a journey through the breathtaking South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park with a guided tour. Walk the pine-forest trails and take in views at the major lookouts, including Yavapai Point. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before walking the Rim Trail in the afternoon.

Arrive at the visitor center and begin walking along the Rim Trail with your guide. Within just a few minutes, notice the pine-forest ledges line the path and arrive at Yavapai Point. From here, take a moment to get a real sense of the depth of the canyon and examine the rock layers up close.

Learn of the geographic phenomena that formed this natural wonder that now stands 277 miles long and 8 miles wide. Take out your binoculars and try and pick out distant sights of the Colorado River, Phantom Ranch, and the mules on Bright Angel Trail.

After taking the time to truly gaze at the sight of the canyon, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Browse the shops if you're in the mood and get ready to explore the eastern Grand Canyon in the afternoon.

Stroll the level Rim Trail and focus in on the diverse plant life of the area. See if you can spot any wildlife or bird species as you wander. The park is home to deer, elk, bighorn sheep, and the most endangered bird in the world, the California Condor.

Begin the return back to the hotel along the Grand Canyon's South Rim. Make a few stops at lookouts to take in the last moments of the view and capture final photos.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Williams, Flagstaff, or Tusayan area hotels only
  • Guided tour to the Grand Canyon's South Rim
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Park fees - Entry/Admission
  • Tips
  • Hiking
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Cash
  • Closed-toe shoes

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 34 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
  • Transportation
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Fantastic day tour (provided by Canyon Dave, with guide Leonor). The highlights of the South Rim in 1 day. Everything had been thought of: binoculars, drinks, snacks, camping chairs for the picnic lunch. Lots of interesting explanations about the canyon's history, geology and biology. And Leo was a very nice guide!

August 7, 2022

Great tour to learn about the Grand Canyon and view it from many different angles. Small group in the tour so no hanging around. Lunch was lovely and plenty of drinks available throughout the day. Pick up and drop off at your hotel is so convenient. Definitely recommend this tour.

June 23, 2022

This tour was so well done. Andy was our guide and did an amazing job showing us around Grand Canyon and covering so many aspects of the rock formations, vegetation and more. It was a true tour of everything I would never have gotten if I did it in my own. Thank you

June 13, 2022

Product ID: 413040